There is a new challenge in social media referred to as #10yearchallenge. It is cute, fun and popular. Folks are to post a current photo of themselves next to a photo snapped 10 years ago in 2012.
It is fun, but very limited and underwhelming for me.
Back in 2012, I was living a very vibrant and exciting life. I was dining out, socializing, going to events, being with family and connecting socially with colleagues. However, 2022 reflects an abrupt, totally different lifestyle with me being masked, no longer socializing and remaining as safe as possible in my pandemic cave.
Hence, a comparison of my life in 2022 to 2012 is GREATER than a silly side-by-side selfie. Check out my life back in 2012. What a major difference!!!!
Yes, I miss those fun days 10 years ago in 2012. But, I also respect the importance of staying safe and protected during a dangerous respiratory pandemic. We are 2 years deep into the pandemic. We have safe and effective vaccines, but too much opposition.
This pandemic is not going to end anytime soon.
I hope you enjoyed the photos. A profound and sharp difference in 2012 as compared to 2022 that only photos can reveal.